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The Finanser’s Week: 8th August – 14th August 2022

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The main blog discussions this week include … Is Goldman Sachs letting Apple down? There’s a good old challenge in banking that, in recent years, has been growing. The challenge is to name the bad guy. Sometimes the bad guy is a hacker; other days, it’s a rogue trader; another event points the finger at…

The Finanser’s Week: 1st August – 7th August 2022

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This week’s main blog discussions include … Another day, another crash, another hack I stumbled across a tweet about Nomad, a cross-chain bridge, that had just had almost $200 million of crypto assets hacked: The cross-chain token bridge Nomad was exploited, with attackers draining the protocol of virtually all of its funds. The total But…

The Finanser’s Week: 25th July 2022 – 31st July 2022

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This week’s main blog headlines include … What’s your purpose? I find the world fascinating. Humans are amazing. We just launched the James Webb Telescope to see world’s formed billions of years ago and the Elizabeth Line. Both are engineering projects of immense challenge, and immense cost, as covered by many documentaries. Then I read…

The Finanser’s Week: 18th July 2022 – 24th July 2022

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This week’s main blog discussions include … It’s not a stablecoin … it’s just Stable! A PR firm reached out to me the other day, saying: want to hear about a FinTech firm started on a farm? I said yes and, before I knew it, Stable became my new, favourite FinTech start-up. It meant that I soon…

The Finanser’s Week: 11th July 2022 – 17th July 2022

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This week’s main blog discussions include … #HSBC’s two-face strikes again We had quite a few discussions around FinTech Week London and the line that seemed to catch people’s attention is: we must remove legacy thinking. There was debate about examples of legacy thinking. We need branches for advice; customers will always need cash (and…

The Finanser’s Week: 4th July 2022 – 10th July 2022

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This week’s main blog discussions include … FinTech Forces of the Future, Part One: Economics and Finance I worry sometimes that my writing these days about how finance, technology and ESG combine will alienate many in finance and technology. It shouldn’t, as these two industries hold the keys to the solutions, but it has moved…

The Finanser’s Week: 27th June 2022 – 3rd July 2022

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This week’s main blog discussions included … The neobank era is just beginning Good friend Ron Shevlin sparked off a great debate about neobanks with his snarky column on Forbes the other day. His basic argument is that neobanks are over. A few choice passages: The 10 leading neobanks in the US grew by a little more than…

The Finanser’s Week: 20th June 2022 – 26th June 2022

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This week’s blog discussions include: Six years since #Brexit, where are we? I don’t talk about Brexit much. As a Remainer, I was gutted Britain voted to leave. That was six years ago. Today is the sixth anniversary of that 2016 vote. In 2018, I left Britain to live in Europe. My sympathies lie in…

The Finanser’s Week: 13th June 2022 – 19th June 2022

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The main blog discussions this week included … Welcome to (another) crypto meltdown As a guy who has invested a little in cryptocurrencies, I sat back a year ago in a warm glow. The investment had risen phantasmagorically, and was now worth a good pension. Today? It’s worth almost nothing. Source: Daily Mail What’s gone…

The Finanser’s Week: 6th June 2022 – 12th June 2022

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This week’s main blog discussions include … Is digital all it’s cracked up to be? I just sent a payment to a new company. They sent the details and it involved quite a lot of set-up. I then hit the button and bang! There goes $1,000. Thing is that, when you hit that button, you…

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